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Morton edward bitterman (1921-2011).
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PMID:  22229627     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Presents an obituary for Mortan Edward "Jeff" Bitterman. Bitterman obtained his doctorate in 1945 and remained at Cornell as a professor until moving to the University of Texas (UT) in 1950 at the invitation of K. M. Dallenbach, a former mentor at Cornell. Over his career, Bitterman studied at least a dozen different species (often inventing new apparatus), and found that the laws underlying probability learning, extinction after partial reinforcement, and discrimination reversals differed across vertebrate species. Bitterman was invited to universities in two dozen countries around the world, where he actively promoted keen scientific study of comparative behavior to psychologists and to biologists and neuroscientists who needed the methods of behaviorists to link mechanism to function. He was a mentor and friend to several generations of behavioral scientists. Jeff Bitterman died at the age of 90, surrounded by family and friends, on May 10, 2011, in San Francisco, California. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
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Peter Balsam
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American psychologist     Volume:  67     ISSN:  1935-990X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Psychol     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370521     Medline TA:  Am Psychol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  72     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Barnard College.
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